- Blogging isn't necessarily about what ends up in the blog. I compose posts all the time in my mind actually this is probably the number one reason I have a blog. I'm always thinking about what to share or what not to share. How to say this but not say that? The process is huge for me.
- Blogging is my lifeline for my PLN. I wouldn't be where I am today as an educator with out my extended learning including my NCFL family and support of twitter friends. There are numerous times when I was at the end of the rope and a comment, tweet or text pulled my through. I wonder how someone in another state can know me better than my colleagues I work with everyday.
- Blogging is my connection with reality. My reality of putting pencil to paper in my notebook or typing on Google docs. The reality of asking my students to write and seeing that look on their face of horror and being able to say I know how you feel because I felt the exact same way. Then open up my writer's notebook and share my story with them.
- Blogging pushes me in a direction that I am unsure but somehow want to end of there. Well doesn't that sound like life...pushing forward and not sure of the path your'e on.
I'm not going to promise that I am back to full throttle, but I know that I need to continue to blog because the thinking in my head, the writing on paper and the commorodity with my PLN is something that I cherish. Here's to another school year - welcome back to those who already started as well those of you who are still basking in the summer glow.
|Found this gem on our sailing trip this summer.|